Grief support group for spouse and partner loss

314.953.1676 or email BJC Hospice.

To align with continued social distancing requirements and our commitment to help control community spread of COVID-19, support groups will be held virtually.
Threshold is held on Tuesday evenings. The ages of its members vary, but most Threshold attendees are 65 years of age or younger.

This group can often be a doorway to hope, even when hope seems unimaginable at first. Threshold is a grief support group for those who have experienced the death of a spouse or partner. This group is open to anyone in the community who has lost a significant other, not just those served by BJC Hospice. It is offered at no cost to participants due to the generous individual and corporate donations from the communities we serve.

“I looked forward to the sessions and being able to share my thoughts and feelings while knowing that no one would be judgmental or unkind.”

Latoya, participant.

Groups such as Threshold can bring comfort through companionship of others who have been through a similar loss and are confronting the resulting challenges and opportunities. Participants can find support and encouragement through sharing their stories, being with others, and knowing they are not alone on this journey.

The program consists of six weekly core meetings in which group members will share their stories and explore the grief process together. These sessions will be offered twice a year. Whether a spouse or partner’s death is anticipated or unexpected, they can feel lost and empty, overwhelmed with sorrow, anxious or angry. They wonder how they will face this new reality without their significant other.

Threshold provides:

  • An opportunity to be part of a community of grievers who have also lost a spouse or partner
  • A safe space to share thoughts, feelings and experiences surrounding the loss
  • A place to breathe and normalize your experience of grief
  • Suggestions for coping tools and ways to care for yourself

“It is so helpful to have people to talk to who truly understand what I am going through.”

Matt, participant